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  • Winter Closure Information

    2023-11-01
    In accordance with the 2023-24 winter closure schedule, Stanford University will be officially closed for regular business from Thursday, Dec. 21, 2023 through Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2024. Normal business hours will resume Thursday, Jan. 4, 2024. All hours listed are in Pacific Time (PT) unless noted...
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  • Creating Opportunities through the Supplier Diversity Initiative

    2023-09-22
    Suppliers play a critical role in enabling the university to realize its mission and live its values. Given the critical role of the supplier and Stanford's decentralized purchasing approach which allows individual departments to make purchasing decisions that are tailored to their specific needs...
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  • Streamlined Delivery and Pick Up Options for Will Call Payments

    2023-07-31
    Effective July 31, 2023, a streamlined process and tools will make it easier to receive Will Call check payments for purchase order invoices and Expense Requests transactions. About the new process After a Will Call payment is requested for an Expense Requests transaction or a purchase order invoice...
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  • Cash and Check Deposit Enhancements

    2023-07-24
    The Office of the Treasurer (OOT) within Financial Management Services (FMS) is supporting improvements to how cash and checks are deposited and developing enhancements that are being rolled out across the university. These changes primarily affected CASHNet processes used by the campus community... This project involves identifying and implementing system and/or process solutions for all deposit streams currently relying on the CASHNet system.
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  • Continuous Improvements to Fingate

    2023-06-29
    FMS is continuously working to improve the Fingate user experience. Planned and completed changes range from search improvements, navigation updates and content revisions. Learn more about recent and upcoming changes on this news page.
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  • Updated Single/Sole Source Justification (SSJ) Form

    2023-06-05
    As part of ongoing efforts to support a competitive supplier selection process, Stanford Financial Management Services (FMS) has updated the Single/Sole Source Justification (SSJ) form. University policy requires that the purchase of products or services be by competition between suppliers to the...
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  • Year-End Close: 2023 Reminders and Deadlines

    2023-05-31
    It's that time of year again! The year-end close (YEC) process of recording and reporting expenses from September through August gives a snapshot of the university's transactional activity each fiscal year. For an in-depth look at the process, review Topic Overview: Year-End Close. Schedules and...
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  • Bank Closure/Takeover Impacts and Resources

    2023-05-02
    This article provides a summary of guidance for suppliers and employees who are impacted by recent bank closures, for example Silicon Valley Bank.
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  • Year-in-Review: Resources Supporting Financial Stewardship

    2023-05-02
    Over the past year, Stanford Financial Management Services (FMS) focused on providing the financial community with the tools and knowledge needed to support financial stewardship of all our university resources. The efforts also built a common understanding of the key requirements around all our...
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  • Turning Feedback Into Action

    2023-02-01
    FMS uses the Client Satisfaction Survey to gather feedback from faculty and staff that fuels action plans for continuous improvements. This article covers the latest on those projects.
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